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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘N Play Sleepers Due To Reports Of Death

Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘N Play Sleepers Due To Reports Of Death

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price are recalling all of the company's Rock 'n Play Sleepers, with the commission linking the product to over 30 infant deaths in 10 years.

The Rock "n Play is not on Toys R Us" Canadian website, is listed on Walmart's Canadian website but is not available to purchase, and is available on Amazon and Best Buy's Canadian websites.

The recall is for all Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers.

More than 30 infant fatalities have been reported since the product was introduced in 2009, "after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances", according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

People who have the product should immediately stop using it and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. "All 10 infants were 3 months or older", the CPSC said in the April 5 statement.

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Chuck Scothon, general manager at Fisher-Price, said the company considered the recall the "best course of action" and will continue to stand by the safety of all its products.

Now, the CPSC announced the recall of 4.7 million Fisher-Price sleepers across the United States.

The recall did not say what caused the infants' deaths. On Monday, non-profit Consumer Reports said it knew of at least 32 fatalities since 2011.

For more information about the recall, visit the CPSC site here. In its initial statement, Fisher-Price said the product "meets all applicable safety standards, including those of the worldwide standards organization, known as ASTM global, and is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA)".

The AAP does not recommend any sleeping products for infants or any products that require restraining a baby. "Infants should always sleep on their back, on a separate, flat and firm sleep surface without any bumpers or bedding".


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